Human Resources Director

Nestled in the heart of Arizona at the base of the scenic Estrella Mountains where the Agua Fria and Gila rivers meet, Avondale welcomes people and businesses alike with open arms. Conveniently located off interstate 10 southwest of metropolitan Phoenix, the community has established itself as a manufacturing and healthcare hub as well as a world-class sports and entertainment destination. Rapid residential development in Avondale during the national housing boom in the 1990s and early 2000s quickly transformed what had been a farming community into a major suburb, exploding from a population of just 8,000 in 1980 to approximately 90,000 today. During that time the city has welcomed a consistent influx of small businesses and large corporations that bring with them high-wage jobs.

Avondale’s unique blend of big-city amenities and small-town warmth has been key to attracting a new, young population of highly skilled and well-educated residents.

The City of Avondale is seeking a dedicated and engaging servant-leader who can inspire and support employees throughout the organization as they work together to achieve the community’s goals. The ideal candidate is an exceptional communicator and creative problem solver who enjoys a fast-paced work environment, encourages innovation at all levels of the organization, and adopts a solutions-oriented approach in addressing everything from high-level policy to individual personnel matters.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree, and a master’s degree in human resources, public administration, or a related field is preferred. The City is also seeking candidates with at least seven years of progressively responsible supervisory experience in Human Resources at a similar-sized organization and would prefer that they have experience working for a municipality. Relevant professional certifications for strategic human resources management such as being a Senior Professional in Human Resources or Society for Human Resources Management Senior Certified Professional are a plus.

The City of Avondale is offering an annual salary of $129,494-$187,767 for this position dependent on qualifications and experience.

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